Changes in [alti]tude, changes in attitude🌏
Just another experience that has completely topped the charts. We've finally landed back in civilization and have had time to digest what we have been through for the past week almost. The Gibbon Experience is one of a kind. It is a tourism-based conservation project where local guides take you almost three hours into a secluded protected park (aka the jungle) in Laos. Here, they have constructed huge eco-friendly treehouses and world class zip-lines. Some of the biggest and baddest in the world. Their mission is to protect natural environments and its inhabitants along with educating locals and foreigners alike on reforestation, illegal hunting and poaching and conservation.
In addition to flying above the trees and overlooking the canopy of the jungle, we got to see the moon and the stars in their natural habitat, live among humans from different corners of the world in one of the most uniquely crafted houses that hang from some of the tallest trees we've ever seen. We got to hear gibbons sing their morning song over cups of freshly brewed Lao coffee and eat fruit grown from trees that were handpicked by the villagers close by. We got to watch the gibbons play and jump from tree to tree from the living room of our house in the sky.
Check out their website and if you are visiting northern Thailand or Laos, I would highly recommend packing your sneakers/trainers/hiking boots and spending the money on this trip. It all goes to planting hundreds of thousands of trees each year, protecting the forests as well as supporting local families that live in the villages around the project.